Ken Rivard

Ken and I are reading at Shelf Life this Thursday, Oct. 30th, at 7 PM.

Reading Recommendations

I first met Ken Rivard when I was working at Books n Books in Calgary during the early 80s and he was a newly published poet launching his collection, Kiss Me Down to Size. Here we are, 10 published books, 30 years later, and I am pleased to be promoting Ken’s first novel, Motherwild on Reading Recommendations.

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What is your latest release and what genre is it?Motherwild (published by Thistledown Press) – literary novel

Quick description: : Motherwild is an unvarnished journey of the struggle to survive on a violent and dangerous yet loving Montreal working-class street. Mostly set over the course of a year beginning in December, 1959, Joey Cantell faces the personal confusion of growing up while attempting to navigate a difficult relationship with his quick-witted, strong-willed alcoholic ma and a burgeoning attraction to Celine Lesage, the girl living downstairs in the…

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